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Integrating your tech: is your stack working together to deliver data results?

In a manufacturing or wholesale business, there is a lot of information to keep track of. As an IT manager, you might find that everyone is looking to you for all the answers too, which can be stressful. However, as we all know, it’s very difficult to provide solutions when the information you are looking for is scattered everywhere. This can include everything from spreadsheets  to CRM to your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance

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Integrating your tech: is your stack working together to deliver data results?

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In a manufacturing or wholesale business, there is a lot of information to keep track of. As an IT manager, you might find that everyone is looking to you for all the answers too, which can be stressful. However, as we all know, it’s very difficult to provide solutions when the information you are looking for is scattered everywhere. This can include everything from spreadsheets  to CRM to your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance

Established BI solutions vs. in-house development

Established BI solutions vs in-house development

Management teams are no longer questioning whether or not to dig into the data; rather it’s which is the best tool to use for their businesses: an established, dedicated data analytics solution or software developed in-house. IT managers usually lead the project to find the best solution for the ERP and tech stack. Have you considered the resources, usability, scalability and cost associated with each path?

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

Is data the true international language?

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You don’t have to look very far to recognize the importance of data analytics in our world; from the Weather Channel using historical weather patterns to predict London's summer, to a professional baseball team using on-base plus slugging percentage to determine who is more deserving of playing time, to Disney using films’ historical box office data to nail down the release date of its next Star Wars film.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - Marketing

Why you need self-service reporting

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In today’s fast-paced business environment, it can be difficult to predict and prepare for the future. This is why many companies are arming themselves with on-demand reporting. Self-service reporting allows users to produce reports and visualizations on-the-go.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Marketing

Choose the right data analytics solution for your business

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Real-time data analysis delivers key business insights so people can create informed business strategies. Analytics can provide numerous benefits such as cost-efficiency, increased productivity, and keep you feeling in control. However, to reap these benefits, it’s essential to choose a solution that addresses your specific business needs. 

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Topics: Job Role - Sales, Job Role - IT, ERP - Infor, Strategy, Management and Performance, ERP - Merlin, ERP - Epicor, ERP - Nexus

And the BARC data analytics award winner is …

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In the world of data analytics, the annual BARC Survey, conducted by the Business Application Research Center, is equivalent to the Academy Awards. Similar to the academy voting members, respondents vote on a variety of categories such as performance, visualizations, customer experience and ease-of-use. 

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Reviews and Recognition, Job Role - Executive

Why data analytics or BI projects fail?

A CIO or IT manager’s task is enormous when introducing any new enterprise system like data analytics or business intelligence (BI). No wonder some problem areas continue to hinder a successful roll-out.

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Job Role - Executive

The business case for data analytics

Data is a critical business asset. Few will argue that point. Better data leads to better decision-making. Again, no argument. So how do you make the business case for data analytics?

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Executive

3 steps to successful data analysis with business intelligence

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So, your BI tool is in place. Quality data is starting to flow from databases and resources into the central database. The next critical process for BI success is analysis.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

These executive eBooks will help you achieve business success

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For more than 15 years, Phocas has helped companies like yours to succeed in a competitive and dynamic marketplace.  Utilizing our years of experience, Phocas has created executive eBooks to provide you with valuable information to guide you toward your next success.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Executive, ERP - Microsoft Excel

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